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Zero Pressure

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A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab
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The podcast that talks about race equality and wellbeing for a busy modern world through inspiring stories, interviews and case studies. Brought to you by Leyla Okhai, CEO of Diverse Minds UK and former Head of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at Imperial College London. We provide insights from diverse thought leaders in race equality, wellbeing and mental health to increase your understanding and enable you to make positive changes in your life with ease.
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JameelCast

Imperial College London

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This limited series showcases the latest developments in the world of public health, and the contributions from Imperial College London's Jameel Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic has given many people a solid background in epidemiological theory, and now you can put that knowledge to use, learning more about some of the world's biggest public health challenges, from the experts themselves.
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Behind the Stigma

Behind the Stigma

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Hosted and produced by Seiara Imanova, a psychology graduate from King's College London, Behind the Stigma is a pioneering podcast that demystifies the complex worlds of Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Mental Health. Each episode offers a deep dive into cutting-edge research, featuring conversations with leading experts and researchers in the field. Join us as we uncover the science, challenge the misconceptions, and bridge the crucial gap between academia and the everyday.
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From wind and solar to hydrogen and nuclear, Cormac O’Malley explores the challenges and opportunities presented by clean energy technologies with a host of experts from Imperial College London. This podcast is brought to you by the Integrated Development of Low-carbon Energy Systems programme and Energy Futures Lab, Imperial’s global energy institute.
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Emotional intelligence is the current hot topic amongst the business and academic world, being branded as the new form of intelligence - “throw away all your books and learn about emotional intelligence” say critics. But do you even know what it is? ‘Emotional Intelligence - Get Acquainted’ is a new podcast aiming to break down this large topic into much simpler ideas and concepts. Hosted by Simran Halari and Sohini Thakor, two medical students from Imperial College London, and introducing n ...
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The COIL

The COIL

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We're off this week as we transition to our new hosting platform... SoundCloud! So sit back, listen to one of the past episodes below, and prepare yourself for our next edition of the COIL, Monday, November 18th with Dr. Jeremy Pitt: Trust as the lynchpin of Social Capital. UPCOMING AIR DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2013 GUEST: Dr. Jeremy Pitt Trust is an essential component of Social Capital. In Part II of our discussion with Dr. Jeremy Pitt, Deputy Head of the Intelligent Systems & Networks Group at ...
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The Curious Quant

Qurious Analytics

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The Curious Quant series, hosted by Michael Kollo, is a discussion between technically-minded professionals in the financial services, technology and data science fields. It examines the application of new data and new methodologies to common problems in financial markets. Michael Kollo has a PhD in Finance is from the London School of Economics where he lectured in quantitative finance in addition to Imperial College and at the University of New South Wales. He has created models and led qu ...
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Be Heard

Beth Susanne

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Beth Susanne is a pitch coach from Silicon Valley, based in Europe since 2012. She works with founders, investors, researchers and corporate innovators from a wide range of industries and technologies. In this podcast series, her clients and partners share their stories: why they do what they do, their biggest successes and challenges, and the impact they want to have on the world. Audiences will be inspired by their innovations and commitment to positive change, while taking home practical ...
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Researching Transit

Public Transport Research Group

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Most humans now live in growing cities where increasing traffic congestion risks liveability, the environment and economic productivity. Public transport is now widely seen a solution for mega-city growth due to its social, economic and mass travel efficiency. However the industry faces significant challenges. Infrastructure, systems and even thinking in the industry is old and out of date. Policy and regulatory structures are ‘path dependent’ on historical approaches and lack progressive th ...
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In this week’s episode, we dive into the intriguing world of psychedelics and intimacy with Tommaso Barba, a PhD student at Imperial College London. Tommaso brings to light his recent research on how psychedelics may revolutionize clinical outcomes outcomes for sexual function in depressed patients—offering an alternative to traditional SSRIs (anti…
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Welcome to the 248th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month/Week. Last week, we explored managing boundaries as a mental health supporter. This week's episode, the final instalment in the series, tackles cultural preferences for mental health recovery. In today’s show…
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In this week’s episode, we're diving into the fascinating world of nutrition, social prescribing & community care in psychiatry with Dr. Ally Jaffee, a Multi-Award Winning NHS Junior Doctor. Dr. Jaffee shares her journey into psychiatry, the realities of being a junior doctor, and the inspiring story behind Nutritank. We go into the emerging field …
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Welcome to the 246th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month/Week, and in this episode, I'll be focusing on setting the framework for positive Mental Health conversations at work. In today’s show on Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager About my TEDx Talk …
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Welcome to the 245th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Moments for Movement" - all about the powerful connection between physical activity and mental well-being. In this podcast series, we'll be setting the stage for positive mental health conversations in the workpla…
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Welcome to the 244th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation and today for the last episode in the series I am talking about why reparations are key to shifting the colonising dynamic. In today’s show on Why repatriation is vital About my TedX talk [00:43] The definition of reparat…
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In today's discussion, we're delving into the transformative world of drones. From their pioneering potential in healthcare, other delivery services, disaster relief and agriculture, to disrupting defence and security, the ways drones are used are revolutionizing several sectors at an incredible rate. Much of the drone technology is not in itself r…
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Welcome to the 243rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising in arts and heritage. In today’s show on Decolonising the Curriculum About my TedX talk [00:41] The definition of the arts and heritage sector. [01:23] Why we should care about the a…
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In this week's episode on Behind the Stigma, I speak with Adil Hussain, a men's development coach and the Founder of Brotherhood UAE on Men's Mental Health. We delved into the importance of men's emotional expression, the challenges men face in seeking help, and the impact of societal expectations on masculinity. Adil shares insights from his own j…
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Welcome to the 242nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising the curriculum. In today’s show on Decolonising the Curriculum Definition of the curriculum. [01:34] Why diversifying is part of decolonisation. [02:56] How Decolonisation is integra…
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Welcome to the 241st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising the workplace. In today’s show on Decolonising in the Workplace The apparent fatigue surrounding discussions on racial equity. [02:33] Life during the colonial era. [03:04] Strategie…
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Welcome to the 240th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Welcome to April. I hope you had a good Easter and Bank Holiday weekend. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation, beginning by exploring its meaning and significance in today's world. In today’s show on What is Decolonisation? Why am I talking about decolonizat…
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In this week’s episode, I speak with Dr. Awais Aftab, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University on the Critique and the Opposition to Psychiatry. We discuss the emergence of philosophy in psychiatry as a distinct discipline, and it's historical evolution from psychoanalysis to biomedical models. We go into the …
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Welcome to the 238th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This week, we're diving into burnout and its impact on South Asian women. To help us navigate this important topic is executive coach and keynote speaker, Neelu Kaur. Neelu has some great insights to share, and if you'd like to learn more about burnout in general, be sure to c…
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Kevin Czinger joins Helen to kick off the third season of Zero Pressure. Kevin is the founder, lead inventor and CEO of Divergent 3D, a company that uses some of the world's most advanced methods of design and additive manufacturing (that's 3D printing) to build vehicle structures. The Zero Pressure podcast series looks at how science and technolog…
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Welcome to the 238th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s International Women’s History Month. So, this month’s series is about bringing women away from the stereotypes and masks. In today’s show on Shake up your Women's Network About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:41] Why I decided to make an episode on this topic [01:18] What…
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In this week's episode of the Behind the Stigma Podcast, I speak with members of the Student Advisory Committee from Student Minds, including Aglaya Freccero, Dom Smithies, and Mahbub Alom Shuhag, in light of University Mental Health Day. We delve into the challenges and lived experiences of students, emphasizing the significance of inclusivity and…
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Welcome to the 237th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In last week's episode, I discussed the need for systemic change to truly inspire and encourage inclusion. Today, we're exploring the concept of "unmasking the mask" with my fellow coaching colleague, Marie Loney. About my guest Marie is a Wellbeing Executive Coach, who employ…
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Welcome to the 236th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s International Women’s History Month. So this month’s series is about bringing women away from the stereotypes and masks. In today’s show on Inspiring Inclusion About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:44] One of the key challenges of advancing gender equality. [01:23] The se…
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In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Hipolito, an Assistant Professor at Macquarie University, on artificial intelligence, cognition and mental health. We discuss: - The philosophical realism of AI: whether AI systems are seen as seperate from us - Digital mental health apps: their advantages and concerns about data privacy, reliability, and th…
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Welcome to the 235th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Building on last week's discussion on identifying white dominant norms and their impact, this week's episode delves into how we can challenge and shift these norms. In today’s show on shifting white dominant norms About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:45] Exploring Antidotes t…
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Welcome to the 233rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In our last episode, we introduced the topic of white dominant norms and their significance. This week, we will expand upon that foundation by offering a detailed guide on how to discern and identify these prevailing norms in various contexts. In today’s show About my TEDx Wol…
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Welcome to the 233rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Last week marked Race Equality Week, and I had the privilege of speaking with Nzinga Orgill from Avi-Solutions about fostering equity within the aviation industry. In today's episode, we'll delve into the pervasive influence of white dominant norms and their impact on workplac…
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In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Nicola Byrom, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at King’s College London. We discuss the importance of lived experience in research as well as collaborative research for student mental health. Dr Byrom shares how she founded Student Minds, the UK's biggest mental health charity, and how her personal experience…
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Welcome to the 232nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It is Race Equality Week, running from February 5th to 11th. Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement uniting hundreds of thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace. This week, I am speaking to Nzinga Orgill, Fo…
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Welcome to the 231st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast and the last in the series on the heart and mind connection. So, on today’s episode, I’m going to be reviewing the book Enchantment by Katherine May. In today’s show About my TedX Wolverhampton talk. [00:55] A brief overview of the book Enchantment by Catherine May [01:25] What…
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In this week's episode, featuring our guest speaker, MJDorian, we delved into the world of psychoanalyst Dr. Carl Gustav Jung and explored his Red Book, which Jung described as his “confrontation with the unconscious." We discussed the content of the book, uncovered underlying themes, and examined its relevance to the modern world. MJ also guided u…
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In this edition: David Attenborough meets our newest robot, progress towards global goals, and supporting the future of lab-grown meat. News: Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster – We find out what it was like to have Sir David Attenborough on campus as he met a robot sea monster and the researcher who built it. Global goals for 2030 – The Global…
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Welcome to the 230th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. We welcome the New Year with a series on heart and mind connection. I am speaking with Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier this week about healthy functioning with a heart and mind connection. About my guest Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier is a mental health and well-being expert, educator, neurosc…
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Welcome to the 229th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. January is focused on heart and mind connection. To join me on this episode is Andréa Watts. About my guest Andréa Watts is the first specialist in coaching with collage and founded UnglueYou®, her coaching business in 2012. Her passion for her subject stems from her belief th…
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In this week's episode on the Behind the Stigma Podcast, we welcome Dr. Ekaterina Netchitailova to discuss the meaning and lived experience of psychosis. Dr. Netchitailova shares her personal journey with psychiatric care in the Netherlands and the UK, shedding light on the stigma surrounding diagnoses and cultural influences on mental health. The …
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Welcome to the 227th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. We are kicking off the year with a series on the heart and mind connection. On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about what a heart-mind connection is. In today’s show About my TedX talk. [00:45] What is the heart and mind connection? [01:31] How the connection between …
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The first episode of the New Year, we delve into the concept of Jungian shadow work and integration with the shadow. (Chapter Markers added). We discuss what Shadow work means, and why it's not only about the 'dark' parts of ourselves. We also explore how the shadow influences our behavior and relationships, leading to insights about projection and…
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Welcome to the 226th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. On today’s episode, I’m going to be giving you a round-up of 2023 and the reflections from this year. In today’s show About today’s episode. [00:33] Why I chose “ease” as my word of the year. [02:16] A month-by-month recap of 2023. [03:15] My 2024 word of the year. [19:29] Quo…
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In this edition: 2023 in review, the first transatlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel, and improving bone quality. News: Best of 2023 – We hear about some of the best quantum breakthroughs and how science has met art at Imperial in 2023, as told by our science communication interns. Sustainable aviation fuel flights – We talk to Dr M…
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Welcome to the 225th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. On today’s episode, I am going to be talking about what I think workplace well-being trends for 2024 will be. In today’s show Why I decided to make this episode. [02:25] The current state of the workforce in 2023. [03:17] Some stats about workplace dynamics. [03:59] What I bel…
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In this edition: The latest climate science ahead of COP28, how COVID impacts pregnancy, and founding a MedTech startup. News: COP coming – We look ahead to the upcoming COP28 climate conference, and discuss a few recent Imperial studies on the carbon budget, warming beyond net zero, and avoiding overreliance on carbon removal technologies. COVID a…
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We close out this series of JameelCast with some highlights from our 2023 symposium: "How to reduce the impact of climate change on health - Research evidence on effective intervention." This day event brought together hundreds of stakeholders in academia, business, finance, and industry, to hear more on the cutting edge research into how the world…
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Welcome to the 224th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Disability History Month, so on today’s episode, I am going to be talking about disabled entrepreneurship and its complexities due to the barriers society presents. In today’s show Why I decided to make an episode on this topic. [01:28] Some statistics about disabled entr…
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Welcome to Season 2! In this week's episode, we explore the intriguing link between neuroimmunology and psychiatry with guest Dr. Thomas Pollak. We discuss what autoimmune diseases are and Dr. Pollak's work on Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and it's relation to psychosis. We also discuss the role of neurology in psychiatry, and challenges in diagn…
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Episode Notes Today, the tables turn, as Dr. Thom Rawson finds himself on the other side of the interview, introducing his area of expertise, zoonotic diseases - diseases in animals. Most human pandemics begin with an animal disease crossing over to humans. What is the chance of this happening again? What can we do to minimise the risk of this happ…
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Welcome to the 222nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Today we are focussing on cross-cultural parenting and to join me is Carolina Albuerne Rodriguez. About my guest Toby Mildon is a Diversity and inclusion Architect who is passionate about creating diverse work…
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Episode Notes This World AIDS Day, we hear about the work of Prof. Tim Hallett. From his early work helping inform WHO guidelines and treatment regimens, to his work today in helping strengthen and support wider health systems more holistically. You can read about the work of Thanzi La Onse here: thanzi.org/Or learn more about the health system mod…
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Welcome to the 222nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Today we are focussing on cross-cultural parenting and to join me is Carolina Albuerne Rodriguez. About my guest With 20 years dedicated to the third sector, I've been a steadfast advocate for human rights, sp…
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Episode Notes One in three adults worldwide suffer from high blood pressure - a non-communicable disease that significantly worsens your outcomes from other diseases too. Today we hear from Dr. Bin Zhou on his research in mapping and understanding the state of the world's hypertension burden, and how that's changed over time. You can see the output…
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